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Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Jan Kleindienst: Command boundary identifier for conversational natural language. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau&Associates, September 17, 2002: US06453292 (244 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for automatically identifying command boundaries in a conversational natural language system, in accordance with the present invention, includes a speech recognizer for converting an input signal to recognized text and a boundary identifier coupled to the speech recognizer for receiving ...


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Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Upendra V Chaudhari: Method and system for non-intrusive speaker verification using behavior models. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, December 3, 2002: US06490560 (140 worldwide citation)

A system and method for verifying user identity, in accordance with the present invention, includes a conversational system for receiving inputs from a user and transforming the inputs into formal commands. A behavior verifier is coupled to the conversational system for extracting features from the ...


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Daniel M Coffman, Popani Gopalakrishnan, Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Jan Kleindienst: Method for determining and maintaining dialog focus in a conversational speech system. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, June 27, 2006: US07069220 (132 worldwide citation)

A system and method of the present invention for determining and maintaining dialog focus in a conversational speech system includes presenting a command associated with an application to a dialog manager. The application associated with the command is unknown to the dialog manager at the time it is ...


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Jan Kleindienst, Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Ponani Gopalakrishnan, Daniel M Coffman: Personality generator for conversational systems. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, December 2, 2003: US06658388 (106 worldwide citation)

A method for providing a personality for a conversational system includes providing a plurality of attributes for determining a behavior of the conversational system. When a command is presented to the conversational system for execution, the command is responded to by employing the plurality of att ...


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Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Jan Kleindienst: Method and system for hierarchical natural language understanding. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, October 30, 2001: US06311150 (103 worldwide citation)

A method for hierarchical translation of input to a formal command in natural language understanding systems includes presenting an input command to be translated to a natural language understanding engine. At least two translator levels are provided in the natural language understanding engine. A f ...


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Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Harry W Printz, Ponani S Gopalakrishnan: Apparatus and method for building domain-specific language models. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, February 13, 2001: US06188976 (99 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for building a domain-specific language model for use in language processing applications, e.g., speech recognition. A reference language model is generated based on a relatively small seed corpus containing linguistic units relevant to the domain. An external cor ...


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Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Jan Kleindienst: Adaptive command predictor and method for a natural language dialog system. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, September 16, 2003: US06622119 (99 worldwide citation)

A command prediction system for natural language understanding systems, in accordance with the present invention, includes a user interface for receiving commands from a user. A command predictor receives the commands from the user interface and predicts at least one next command which is likely to ...


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Daniel M Coffman, Popani Gopalakrishnan, Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Jan Kleindienst, Chalapathy V Neti: Method and system for multi-client access to a dialog system. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, April 23, 2002: US06377913 (85 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the invention, a method and system for accessing a dialog system employing a plurality of different clients, includes providing a first client device for accessing a conversational system and presenting a command to the conversational system by converting the command to a form und ...


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Upendra V Chaudhari, Ryan L Osborn, Jason W Pelecanos, Ganesh N Ramaswamy, Ran D Zilca: Method and apparatus for remote command, control and diagnostics of systems using conversational or audio interface. International Business Machines Corporation, Salehi Law Group, Anne V Dougherty, July 17, 2012: US08224649 (79 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for remote access to a target application is disclosed where a system administrator may establish telephonic contact with an interactive voice response system and obtain access to the target application by speech communication. The interactive response system may authenticate ...


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Upendra V Chaudhari, Ganesh N Ramaswamy: System and method for confidence based incremental access authentication. International Business Machines Corporation, Frank V DeRosa, F Chau & Associates, May 2, 2006: US07039951 (64 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing continuous confidence-based authentication. The present invention may be implemented in an incremental access authentication system for controlling access to secured data having various levels of security. During the course of a conversational session between user a ...